The White House staff play festive prank on President Barack Obama

Publish Date
Monday, 19 December 2016, 3:11PM
Photo / Instagram

Photo / Instagram

As Barack Obama's time at The White House comes to a close, the staff have taken every opportunity to have a bit of fun with the President. 

Pete Souza, the official White House Photographer, took to Instagram over the weekend to share their latest work: a very festive prank.

"We've been joking that we should move the snowmen a few feet closer to the Oval Office every day to see if anyone noticed," Souza said on Instagram. "Then we realised the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift. But finally this morning before the President came to the office, some helpful staff-I won't say who-moved all the snowmen so each one was peeking through a different window into the Oval."

The following day he posted another one from a different angle:

Another snowman from yesterday. Yes he enjoyed the prank. See previous post for the backstory.

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on


Obama took it in good spirits apparently (we wouldn't really expect anything less from such a legend).

Of course the Twittersphere erupted too: